Materials
  • - Fabric
  • - Lining
  • - Thread
  • - Heading Tape
  • - Weights
  • - Curtain Hooks
  • Tools
  • - Sewing Machine
  • - Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Clamps
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
  • - Tape Measure
  • Watch the videos for full step by step tution of the instructions and expert tips from the workshop

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    Step 9: Form the Pleats
    Printable Worksheet
    Printable Worksheet

    On a pencil pleat heading this stage is very simple. You just gather the heading by pulling the cords.

    • From the outside edge of the curtain pull the cords so the heading starts to gather. Keep pulling until the top of the curtain is the FINISHED CURTAIN WIDTH.
    • Tie the pulled cord with a slip knot to stop it slipping back into the heading tape.
    • Insert curtain hooks aprroximately every 10cm along the heading tape with one at each end.
    • Make sure you have the appropriate number of rings on the track or pole.
    This video shows you
    • How to pull the pencil pleat heading tape
    • How to form and space your pencil pleats
    • Which hook type to use
    • Where to attach your hooks